Since we have so many new posters (hi and welcome) now is a good time to remind people of the four-pics-per-post rule. Yeah, I know. It's a pain. I always have a backlog and I don't even take good pictures. If you really can't resist, you can cherrypick the best four and link to the others.
Ginger Newson, relieved of responsibility for her siblings by the Goodies, has a romantic pillowfight with her boyfriend, River Land.
William Ghote has somehow managed to claim the seat next to, and the full attention of, AJ Centowski, the only girl in Dave Ottomas's outing not to change out of her swimsuit when they left the park.
AJ is not interested in boys as such at this time, though, and is soon involved in a kickybag tournament with Dave's cousin Natasha Casa (in yellow with ankle socks) and girlfriend Guadalupe Newson. Who is also William's niece, by the way.
Guadalupe went on vacation with the family of her favorite uncle, Gavin, and became much closer with her cousin Alma during the trip. Here they bond over matching pajamas.
Woody Weiss and Virginia Beech make things official. Their relationship is still young and innocent, though Woody will be clamoring after that first kiss once I reach the Weiss household, I am sure of it!
Poor Goldie Hart has had a terrible day. After crying her eyes out about the D she received in school, she went to the General Store and tried to engage Virginia in some Rock, Paper, Scissors. Virginia was not interested. After a while, at least, the two become friends, but for now, Goldie feels really alone.
She likes to take out her frustration, anger, and sadness by either listening to her new MP3 Player or angrily playing on her handheld gaming device.
Luckily for her, she runs into Scot Land at the General Store one day, who is so kind that he even listens patiently while she talks to him about makeup and cosmetics. I think Scot made Goldie feel a little bit better, at least. She is having a hard time of it right now.
Apologize for the walls down in the background, I almost missed! And it was very important for Woody and Virginia! Both shared their first kiss with each other, and so far, are still happy in their new status as a couple.
Dixie and Scot Land are also getting to know Woody better; Dixie even sneaks out with him later that night. Here, Dixie is talking about her desire to see more of the world, a desire that not many from the small town of Widespot understand, and that leaves Dixie feeling a little...lonely, despite her good nature and friendliness with everyone. Maybe that is why she and Woody are becoming good friends. He, of all people in Widespot, has to have an understanding of something outside of this town!
The warehouse boys went on a little outing, and Vidcund Neugierig is showing his brother Lazlo how to bowl. He's much better at it than most of my sims are!
Alma Newson stops skating when she spots her boyfriend Lazlo walking by.
Alma threw a birthday party for her little sister Random. The sight of Alma's friend Cinnamon Beare in a bikini gives Random her first inkling of her own sexual orientation. (Their cousin Eugene is covered in confusion and looking for a place to hide.)
Junior Lance Point may or may not be aware that the eighth-grader Deborah Gavigan is sizzling behind his back as he plays redhands with his favorite aunt, Sparrow. She's too young for him - but he's got as much ego to stroke as the next guy.
She's going off to college next play, so I thought I'd download some pose boxes and simulate senior pictures. She comes from an affluent and prestigious family who happens to have an orchard on their property so used that for the location her pictures to be shot.
On a side note the last picture my fiance saw and determined the tree was her 'boyfriend'.
Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.
Tina Traveller of Strangetown lives in a trailer with her hippy parents, has a Romance aspiration, and is friends with Isaiah Gavigan.
Tina Traveller of Widespot lives with her entrepreneur parents and younger siblings in an apartment, has a Fortune aspiration, is dating Ike Gavigan, and doesn't get to help in the store as often as she'd like. Maybe now that the twins are kids...
Meanwhile, in Drama Acres, Cinnamon Beare becomes best friends with Lazlo Neugierig while he's canoodling her good friend Alma Newson. There's worse reasons to make friends!
Lazlo and everybody's best friend Mary Ann Hawkins enliven a trip to Lily's House of Transformation with a pillow fight. Because they can.
Lexie Kauker went out with Tybalt Capp to the Bopperz teen nightclub. While she was waiting for Tybalt to finish on the electro-dance sphere, Lexie entertained herself by noogieing a boy she'd never met before. (It was Ross Moore from the new shop in Poet Place, Veronaville.) Lexie and Tybalt are well suited to each other!
(Bopperz has a small swimming pool and a hot tub at the back, and a dress code of swimwear.)
Then she asked Tybalt on a date, which started at Bopperz and finished with a meal at Bernard's Botanical Dining.
It was (of course) a dream date which finished off with her making out with Tybalt beside the dining table. Immediately afterwards Tybalt proposed that they went steady. And of course Lexie accepted.
Jasmine and Jason Luxton (first seen as children here), Marylena Hamilton's twins with a CAS Sim.
I think they are very attractive. Jasmine is one of the most naturally pretty Sims I've seen, any make up I put on her spoils her.
Hannah Samuels, first seen here, also grew up to be a very pretty teen!
This is not the greatest signature in the world, no. This is just a tribute.
Spring Thyme tells her tale of woe to Eugene Newson - how she died on the verge of going to college, and came back at the beginning of puberty, to find her boyfriend married with a kid! Which is why she seems so mature. Eugene (on the verge of college himself) is normally only able to talk to girls if they're relatives, but Spring captivates him.
Just a younger Romance girl hanging out in her PJs with an older Romance boy. In a bedroom. Nothing for parents to panic about here! Deborah's in middle school and Lance is about to throw his off-to-college party, so he really just thinks it's cute. He wouldn't mess with a kid like that, what do you take him for?
Alma Newson and Lazlo Neugierig make out on the couch at the warehouse in front of her cousin Mary Ann and everybody, because Alma's not allowed to be in a boy's bedroom, and she's a good girl.
"Dadgum it, Vid! I'm almost to college! When are you going to start showing a little respect?"
"When you actually get to college! Until then those curls are fair game!"
This is Tish Biden. She and her six other teen roomies are new to Strangetown. I rarely ever make CAS-ers, but my game isn't cranking out new townies and my current teens are all relatives in some way, shape, or form....Soooo it was about time.
Tish is a sophomore and is also vice-president of the school's Drama club. She's also incredibly clumsy, which lands her and another student (freshman Roman Kingsley) in the infirmary.
Nearly killing a school peer IS embarrassing, but in a 'glass kinda full' sort of way, it gives her the opportunity for a potential shot at love.
Would he really stay mad at her for accidentally busting his nose?
Being fostered by the Goodies takes a lot of pressure off of Ginger Newson, allowing her to worry about ordinary teen things instead of carrying the weight of the world around.
"Do you boys really have to noogy each other in the girls' room?"
She even has time to go, ahem, "bowling" with River Land.
Oh, shoot, it's Mrs. Ottomas from across the street. "Nothing to see here, ma'am! Move along!"
River, who is ridiculously overpaid (says so right in his employee meter) by Junior Mann to cashier at the General Store, sneaks by after almost every date to leave her some thoughtful little present, like a bust of Tymploda or a fountain.
Dior Skirt has asked his friend Dove Hawkins on their first date ever. He's known Dove a long time, but her family has a rep which might well make a boy nervous. Also, as they're seated at the tiny restaurant on Entry Way in Drama Acres, her Granny appears on-site.
Then - "Don't look now. Mama's here, too."
"Is this going to happen every time I take you out?"
"Naw, sometimes it'll be aunts or uncles. You're doing great. Just stay calm. Ooh, and remember that spot for future reference!"
Dior steadfastly ignores them and keeps his head in the game. Her family can judge him all they want! It's Dove's opinion he cares about.
Mama and Granny stop talking when Dove approaches them while Dior's in the restroom. "Don't mind me. It's not like I couldn't hear you from across the room. What's the verdict?"
"It's too early for a verdict, but he's looking real promising, honey. And you're handling him fine."